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Spacecraft crashes into planet
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Does stress turn your hair gray?
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Save the guacamole!
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Obama pushes reading via new technologies
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Drones converge on California coast
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Texan named Teacher of the Year
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Can fluoride be too much of a good thing?
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Countries worldwide respond to Nepal earthquake
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How mummies are made
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Is there such a thing as a “cute” shark?
See tiny tuxes but no puppy love at doggy weddings When pet owners dress up their dogs in miniature white dresses and tiny tuxes, some believe the barks that signal "I do" reveal true puppy love. These animal lovers say their pooches can feel real longing for other pets. But experts aren't so sure. Most people agree a weddin... - Posted on February 11, 2015
Why don’t people smile in old photographs? You asked us, why don't people smile in old photographs. Technology is partly to blame. The Daguerreotype, the first widely used photographic process, was invented in 1839. The exposure time in those early days was really long, sometimes lasting up to 15 minutes or so. Way ... - Posted on February 10, 2015
Ancient skull found in Israel may be from Africa Long ago, humans left Africa. They passed through the Middle East on their way to Europe. Now scientists have found the first fossil remains that appear to document that journey. It's a partial skull from an Israeli cave. The skull dates from around 55,000 years ago. It fits... - Posted on February 10, 2015
This year, Monarchs cover a little more ground The number of Monarch butterflies that reached wintering grounds in Mexico has rebounded 69 percent from last year's lowest-on-record levels. But their numbers remain very low, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Last year, the Monarchs covered only 1.65 acres. It was the ... - Posted on February 9, 2015
Man who walks 21 miles to and from work gets help Hundreds of people have contributed tens of thousands of dollars to help a man who says he typically walks 21 miles to get to and from work. The Detroit Free Press reports that James Robertson rides buses part of the way to and from his factory job in suburban Rochester Hill... - Posted on February 9, 2015
Would you rather eat your chocolate, or drink it? What do you picture when you hear the word chocolate? Most of us picture a candy bar, a box of bonbons, or an Easter bunny. And when we think about consuming chocolate, we probably think of the verb "eat," not "drink." And we would describe its taste with the adjective "sweet."... - Posted on February 6, 2015
Big bang claim fizzles out Scientists who made headlines last March by announcing that they'd found long-sought evidence about the early universe are abandoning that claim. New data show that their cosmic observations no longer back up that conclusion. The original announcement caused a sensati... - Posted on February 5, 2015
What would you pay for Abraham Lincoln's hair? A collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia has been sold at auction for more than $800,000. It includes a lock of the slain president's hair. The Donald P. Dow collection brought top bids totaling $803,889. The amount doubled expectations, said Eric Bradley. He is spokesman... - Posted on February 5, 2015
Would you hang out with cats, rabbits – or owls? In the U.S., hanging out in a cafe with animals is an exotic concept. People can't get enough of it. A cat cafe in New York last year had lines down the block. Online reservations for another Manhattan cat cafe are almost fully booked more than two months in advance. But in ... - Posted on February 4, 2015
Teen pushes recognition for Idaho giant salamander Some Idaho lawmakers are worried that special recognition of the Idaho giant salamander could lead to federal protections. So they rejected a grade school student's request that it be named the state amphibian. The House State Affairs Committee voted against 14-year-old Ilah... - Posted on February 4, 2015
Groundhog says six more weeks of winter The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, say the furry rodent has forecast six more weeks of winter. Members of the top hat-wearing Inner Circle announced the "prediction" Monday morning. A German legend has it that if a furry rodent se... - Posted on February 3, 2015
How would you prepare to spend a year in space? An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut are just two months shy of launching to the International Space Station for an entire year. Already, though, scientists are clamoring for additional long-term subjects. Two people are not enough from a scientific perspective. That'... - Posted on February 3, 2015
Wanna a better selfie? Get a selfie stick Selfies at tourist attractions are nothing new. But until recently, if you wanted a perfectly composed picture of yourself with a landmark in the background, you might have asked a passer-by to take the photo. Now, though, relatively new gadgets called selfie sticks make it ... - Posted on February 2, 2015
100 years ago, calling coast-to-coast was costly It was a bit ironic. Smartphones were used this week to snap pictures of a historic phone that was used to make the first coast-to-coast phone call 100 years ago. On Jan. 25, 1915, to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal and to show that San Francisco had recovered f... - Posted on February 2, 2015
Journey to the FIRST® World Festival Journey to the FIRST® World Festival Hello World! It’s time to join the Robolution! I’m Chloe, blogger of Team Geared UP!’s adventures. Team Geared UP! is a nine-person robotics team of middle school students from throughout Loudoun County, Virginia. Join m... - Posted on January 30, 2015
Ballooning across the ocean like camping in the sky An international team is piloting the helium-filled, Two Eagles balloon across the Pacific Ocean in an effort to break a pair of major ballooning records. Balloon pilots Troy Bradley, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Leonid Tiukhtyaev (too-kh-TY'-yev), of Russia, launched from Saga... - Posted on January 30, 2015
Teen uses Legos to build braille printer In California's Silicon Valley, it's never too early to start a business. Just ask 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee. The eighth-grader has launched a company to develop low-cost machines to print braille. That is the writing system for the visually impaired. With braille, the re... - Posted on January 30, 2015
Have drones gone too far? A small drone flying low to the ground crashed onto the White House grounds. It triggered a major emergency response. And it raised fresh questions about security at the presidential mansion. A man later came forward to say he was responsible and didn't mean to fly it over the comp... - Posted on January 29, 2015
Bikes can make your home look wheely cool Bicycles have become part of hipster culture. Today there are bicycle-themed dining, drinking and shopping establishments. You can find them from Portland, Oregon, to Brooklyn, New York. The rides themselves are often tricked out with colored tires, swanky seats and vintage ... - Posted on January 29, 2015
What makes the Super Bowl so super? The Super Bowl, at its most basic level, is a game that determines the NFL championship. It has become so much more since the first game was played in 1967. Super Bowl Sunday has become an unofficial holiday in the United States. It's a day when families and friends g... - Posted on January 28, 2015